University Chamber Choir & Peter Seymour

University Chamber Choir

Wednesday 6 March 2019 at 7.30PM
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

Ben Horden organ

Peter Seymour conductor

The English Choral Tradition

Bernstein      Chichester Psalms                                           

Tippett          Five Negro Spirituals from A Child of our Time

Aston            Haec Dies

Parry            Hear my words                            

Stanford        Three Motets op.38

Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, in his own arrangement for organ, harp and percussion, is an exhilarating opening to a concert of English music that complements both the Song Day (16 February) and the University Choir concert (13 March).  The Five Spirituals come from Tippett’s oratorio A Child of our Time where they evoke the audience’s response to the drama.  Written for the University Chamber Choir in 1971, Peter Aston’s Haec Dies has a notable role for the organ soloist, as does the Parry.  The beauty and simplicity of Stanford’s motets have made them models in the genre.

Tickets: £12; concessions £10; students £3

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